Dear Church Family,
“They will be my people, and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action.” Jeremiah 32:38-39.
Our generation handles a boatload of data. Every minute, around the clock, we send over 200 million e-mails and 270,000 tweets. In that same minute Facebook users share almost 2,500,000 items and phone owners download 48,000 apps while Amazon makes $83,000 in sales. And that’s only part of the continual flow of efforts to attract our attention. How do you suppose our brains are affected by this constant stimulation? How about our souls?
People who try to multi-task actually become less productive because their brains are constantly shifting from one set of rules for processing information to another. One result is the tragic death of 3,000 people each year due to texting and driving.
In addition, we need to sort out what’s true from what isn’t and what’s helpful from what isn’t in this ocean of ideas. We need a way to screen everything to determine if it’s trustworthy or of value. And God is prepared to show us the way.
God created us and He is able to help us make the best use of our time, energy, and minds. In the verses above, He assured Israel He would help them think straight and pursue the right course. He’ll do the same for us.
Make sure you’re allowing times in your day when you turn away from the demands of your phone, computer, television, and other devices. Make time to tune in to God’s voice and open your heart to Him. His truth and love can wash through our minds and flush out impurities and He can fill us with healthy peace and direction.
The weather will warm up soon. How about taking an unhurried walk, just you and God?